While ‘R & R’ seems to be the order of the day,
it’s actually quite nice to see ‘non-mothers’ grappling how to work from home
My first instance of ‘WFH’ was way back in 2007 – when my
daughter was exactly 3 months old. With low internet speeds and high call
drop rates, I remember the long ‘new mommy’ days and the even longer
working nights. From taking calls in bathrooms and kitchens to starting work at
11 in the night after a long tiring ‘mom duty’, I can confidently say that I
have been there and done that – ‘WFH’
As part of my journey in entrepreneurship, I have always
encouraged women to WFH. While initially people find it euphoric to WFH, I
can assure you that it is anything but that. I have seen people struggling
to balance WFH and eventually stepping out of the careers because it
seems impossible to balance work and home at the same time.
From simple questions like “What should the kids be
doing when I am working” to really tough ones like “What should I be
working on when the kids are busy with their activities?”, WFH can be
tough and get tougher with days going by.
This is especially tough for the extroverts who love to pop
by a colleague’s desk – working alone can be a nightmare.
At Able Ventures, our team of psychologists is putting together a set of nudges that will help you stay on course when you WFH. In case you wish to get these helpful Indian psychology – based tips in your mailbox, sign up here.
We are also planning to start virtual workshops and
coach-on-call shortly. These would help employees stay engaged and also pick up
some cool skills in their careers. Some of the workshops would address areas
Meeting client deliverables during ‘CV’ times
Managing costs when sales are slow
Working with virtual teams and driving
Let us know your challenges and we will try to use our
network to get in the experts for you. Stay tuned and remember ‘R&R’ is the
only mantra of these times.
PS: for the uninitiated – R&R is not ‘Reward
& Recognition’ ….. It is ‘Resolve & Restraint’
Smita Dinesh has created our development resource guide for 21 leadership competencies across various managerial levels. This development resource guide is currently being used by all employees of L &T Infotech. We appreciate the quantum of effort that has gone in creating this huge repository of resources
Sharda Subramanian, Head – Leadership Development, L&T Infotech
Able Ventures have been our preferred partner for the Edelweiss Private Banker Program. They have played a pioneering role, right from conception of the program, strategy definition to the execution of this program. Able Ventures shares our vision in bringing innovativeness and an entrepreneurial mindset to everything they do. We thank Able Ventures for making this program a resounding success.
Anshu Kapoor, Head, Private Wealth Management, Edelweiss Capital
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